From rough brick or stone to wavy wood grains, textured tile, and stippled bamboo or cork, nature takes imperfections and makes them the perfect final touch for any home. In fact, research has found again and again that human beings prefer natural materials, textures, and shapes to artificial alternatives, straight edges, or clean right angles.
Nature is calming, organic, and lovely, and incorporating natural materials into your home can help to improve both your mental space and your resale value as well. But it’s important to make sure that your chosen elements fit with your space and don’t compete against your other design features.
So, take a look at these three options for bringing nature into your home the right way.
Wood Just Works
Wood has been the best option for home construction and décor since homes even existed, and with everything from end tables to flooring, desks, tables, chairs, bookshelves, cabinetry, wall paneling, and décor pieces available in so many varieties of wood species, wood-like materials, stains, and finishes, we’re confident that you already have a good amount wood to show off already.
But why not take things one step further and highlight the raw natural beauty of wood with rough sawn beams, genuine wood floors, or dramatic butcher-block countertops, all an ideal fit for farmhouse style homes, industrial/loft style designs, and more.
Stone And Brick
Heavy, highly-textured natural materials like river stone, stone tiles, and brick are a good fit in a huge variety of different homes, either in a large expanse, like an entire wall or floor, or as a smaller accent, like a fireplace or countertop surface.
In either case you’ll find the material becomes a natural focal point for the space—and a marvelous conversation starter.
Get Some Green
If you want to bring nature into your home, one of the easiest ways is to simply add more plants into the design.
You can find easy, low maintenance, low water options like succulents in many sizes with options for growing them up on the floor, tables, counters, or shelves, or letting them hang down from decorative baskets suspended safely out of the way.
As long as you have a good space to keep them and the right amount of sunlight to keep them happy, there’s no home that won’t benefit from some foliage.
Work With The Pros
Wood floors, brickwork, wood beams, and natural stone aren’t just great looking additions to a home, they’re a great investment as well, and can make a profound impression on buyers when you eventually put your home on the market.
If you’re ready to remodel, improving your home with real, natural materials and no compromises, make sure you work with a Fort Collins remodeling and design team that can get you exactly what you need, with fair, no-hassle, no-surprise pricing and the best customer experience out there.